Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/9/12
CHICAGO — After going 18-9 without Derrick Rose in the regular season, the Chicago Bulls finally won one in the playoffs. Now all they have to do is figure out a way to win two more and prove their character once again. Bulls' Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng provided the offense in a Game 5 victory over the 76ers. Philadelphia still leads the series 3-2. (Photo: Associated Press) The Bulls’ defense held the 76ers to a season-low 32.1 percent shooting from the field, and the Eastern Conference’s top seed got just enough offense to pull out a 77-69 victory before 22,093 at United Center Tuesday night. Luol Deng equaled his total output in the three previous games with 24 points, including four of five from three point range, and grabbed eight rebounds. Carlos Boozer tied a career playoff high with six assists and added 19 points and 13 rebounds. Philadelphia, whose biggest lead came early at 16-10, will have to win Thursday to avoid a Game 7 finale in Chicago. Joakim Noah, out for ...
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